HENRY WARD BEECHER Quotes

When a nations young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.

Henry Ward Beecher

Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.

Henry Ward Beecher

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

Henry Ward Beecher

There are many persons of combative tendencies, who read for ammunition, and dig out of the Bible iron for balls. They read, and they find nitre and charcoal and sulphur for powder. They read, and they find cannon. They read, and they make portholes and embrasures. And if a man does not believe as they do, they look upon him as an enemy, and let fly the Bible at him to demolish him. So men turn the word of God into a vast arsenal, filled with all manner of weapons, offensive and defensive.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

Henry Ward Beecher

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Henry Ward Beecher

Faith is spiritualized imagination.

Henry Ward Beecher

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

Henry Ward Beecher

In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.

Henry Ward Beecher

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how.

Henry Ward Beecher

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher
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